Temples, business, and thoughts regarding those

Yo!

I think I come here when I am confused or when I want to make others confused! I am done with this world. Don’t worry, this is not my suicide note 😀 I can always live alone and live with or without anything.

Last weekend, we went to a trek Kumar Parvat and fortunately, we didn’t finish it 😀 We didn’t reach the main peak because it was too far and it was too sunny and we were too tired and it was too difficult and I am using so many TOOs just because I can 😛

Forget the trek because this blog ain’t about that. It’s regarding our visit to a temple there. It was Subramaniam temple.

When men go inside the temple, they are asked to remove their shirts and go inside. It was surprising at first. Why such a ritual? I asked 3 of my friends and got 3 different answers.

Answer1(2 more friends told this same thing): The temple is located in such a geographical place that it emits superior energy and for us to receive it, we have to remove our shirts.

Answer2: God wanted humans to see that we all are equal hence the rule of removing shirts because the rich will wear heavy and expensive garments while the poor will be wearing usual clothes. But in front of God, all are equal.

Answer3: In the old days, only those who wore sacred thread were allowed inside the temple and to recognize people who wore it, they were asked to remove the shirts. If found not wearing it, either they were asked to leave the temple or wear one sacred thread from there and proceed inside.

Now, tell me, which answers seem logical to you? My first question on listening to Answer1 & Answer2 was WHY ONLY MEN? Why only men need superior energy or why only men had to be shown that they were equals? You cannot ask women to remove their shirts/tops then why men? But maybe women suck the required energy from men, hence they are not asked 😀

To be honest, I could see some sense in Answer3 but then I don’t wear a sacred thread and I did go into the temple without any trouble. So, what’s the point of asking to remove shirts when it is useless?

Now, that was my secondary disappointment with our culture. Primary disappointment was the people in South worship Elephants. In some temples, they keep elephants with bells chained to their neck so that when they walk, it will make a sound. The elephants were fed the prasad(which was used to feed the idol of God).

I will be talking about one simple scenario. If the elephant is not fed the entire day, then he’ll eat whatever we feed him(he doesn’t know whether it’s prasad or not). I am strictly against chaining of animals(any living being) and doing whatever we want with them(mostly business in case of temples). It hurts to see that literate people blindly follow cultures like idol worship and help temples expand the business by donating money without realizing that the animals they keep and the insensible stuff that we do, ultimately have a ripple effect and it all adds up to the increase in the negativity in this world.

It’s just not about South India temples. It’s generic. It’s wrong as per my POV. If you’ve any other way of looking at this thing, then please feel free to share your views. And maybe I have postponed my plan of visiting Rameshwaram and Tirupati because of the above-mentioned reason. Help me gain some sense in this matter.

P.S.: Some of my friends don’t like my approach of singling out a particular region of India and discussing the ill-things regarding those. I can go ahead and write things which are not correct on Orissa and Gujarat too. Hope some people understand that this is a general problem and has to be addressed anywhere it hampers our society. For this, I am not doing any business in temples by donating money. Instead, I like to use it in some other way by helping poor people. Please share your views on this too.

Yet another true love

We are promised ‘True love’
By the people we meet
From the stories we read
How special we feel
Our hopes soar high
Our feet leaves the ground
Our wings starts flapping
And the magic spreads
It’s the ultimate happiness
It’s the heaven on Earth
Everything is perfect
Nothing is missing
Everything is tension free
And it changes..
Reality strikes
Chaos begins
Spreads like a chain reaction
Things go beyond our control
In the blink of an eye
Woah!
Perfect life turns upside down
Confusion and pain
And hurt reigns
We can’t see things clearly
Because our eyes are full of tears
And our heart is full of hurt
And this is how it feels
And this is how it turns out to be
When we are betrayed
Betrayed by OUR TRUE LOVE
But according to them
We may not be their true love
And hence the betrayal
Life is shaken
Post-chaos
Life is never the same
Still we survive
We smile
We try to find that
Earthly heaven in the imperfections
And this is how we live
We try to find the chunks
Of that painful true love
In the million little things
And one day we wake up to
No pain & no hard feelings
We have forgotten that true love
And we again start the search
For yet another true love..

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P.S.: Today’s topic is Animals of Maroon5 😀 Weekend’s almost gone 😦